Aug 12, 2022
About the Program
Students completing a degree in Agribusiness must choose a concentration from five choices: Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Finance, Agricultural Marketing, Commodity Marketing, and Food Marketing. The Commodity Marketing concentration requires courses in price analysis, commodity marketing, strategic management, and production agriculture. Students are prepared for careers in commodity merchandising and procurement for a vast number of agricultural firms such as grain handling companies; feed manufacturers; and meat, dairy, and poultry processing industries.
Agricultural Economics Website
Agribusiness Major Change (CODO) Requirements
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (59 credits)
Required Major Courses (24 credits)
Commodity Marketing Concentration Courses (18 credits)
AGEC Departmental Selectives (17 credits)
- AGEC Biological Science Selective - Credit Hours: 8.00 (see supplemental list)
- AGEC Economics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00 (see supplemental list)
- AGEC Food and Agribusiness Management Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00 (see supplemental list)
- AGEC Mathematics or Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00 (see supplemental list)
Agricultural Economics Department Supplemental Information
Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (43 credits)
Electives (18 credits)
- Electives - Credit Hours: 18.00
College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements
Courses Not Applicable in Undergraduate Plans of Study - The following courses are not applicable as credit toward graduation in any College of Agriculture baccalaureate degree program: CHM 10000; ENGL 10000, 10900; ENGR 19100, 19200, 19300; MA 11100, 12300, 13300, 13400, 15100; 15555, PHYS 14900; STAT 11300, 11400; and all General Studies courses except GS 49000 - Discovery Park Undergraduate Research. Credits earned in one of the following course - MA 15200, 15300, 15400 or MA 15800 - may be used as an unrestricted elective in the College of Agriculture undergraduate plans of study, but may not be used as a Mathematics and Sciences elective.
Pass/Not-Pass Grading Policy -A student classified as a sophomore or higher who has a minimum 2.0 graduation index may elect the pass/not-pass grading option. A maximum of 21 credits of elective courses under the pass/not-pass grading option can be used toward graduation requirements.
University Core Requirements
For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
- Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
- Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
- Information Literacy (IL)
- Oral Communication (OC)
- Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
- Science #1 (SCI)
- Science #2 (SCI)
- Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
- Written Communication (WC)
Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:
The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.
Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:
- Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
- Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
- Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)
For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
Spring 1st Year
- AGEC 21700 - Economics
- AGEC Biological Sciences Selective - Credit Hours: 4.00
- Human Cultures: Humanities Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Oral Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Science, Technology, & Society Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
Spring 3rd Year
- AGEC 42100 - Advanced Commodity Marketing
- Agronomy or Animal Science Selective (AGRY 20000+ level or ANSC 20000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- AGEC Food and Agribusiness Management Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- AGEC Mathematics or Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Written or Oral Communication Selective (20000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
Fall 4th Year
- AGEC 30500 - Agricultural Prices
- Agricultural Economics Selective (AGEC 20300:59999) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Humanities or Social Science Selective (30000+level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Electives - Credit Hours: 5.00
- 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
- Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.
- Official and complete prerequisite lists are in the course catalog; the incomplete listing presented here regards this program and course sequencing.
World Language Courses
World Language proficiency requirements vary by program. The following list is inclusive of all world languages PWL offers for credit; for acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor.
|ASL-American Sign Language
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